I am a morning person. I like to be up early…not everyone in my family feels the same, but they all do on the weekdays so we can have time together.
As our kids became teenagers, they all began to have their own evening activities and Scott started working later. This made it hard to have a family dinner with all of us many nights. So our solution became having breakfast together in the mornings. We make our tea, coffee, and breakfast for those who are ready and gather around the table or in the living room. Some may be wrapped in blankets, sleepy. We use the time to talk about anything and everything. Some may be on a laptop sharing a news story, checking in with each other about as our calendars or budget, planning the day’s or week’s events. Sometimes we don’t say a lot, sometimes we end up having a deep and meaningful conversation. Then it’s time to send Dad out the door with hugs and a check to make sure he has his phone! And our day begins…
We have dinners together on the days we can and often all end up chatting in the living room for a while at night, too, but these morning times have become a good routine and I am thankful for them.